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Sea Shanties

Ether Game asks, can you name this tune? Here's a hint... these sailors might be on the Baltic Sea...

The cover of an LP shows a cartoon of a dancing sailor

Photo: Oscar Brand

Sea shanties enjoy enduring popularity in the Brain Trust, from the LP era to the present day.

Ahoy there, Brain Trust members! Join us this week for a salty game on the high seas.

Music Heard On This Episode

Mendelssohn, Felix: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture
Kazuhiro Koizuimi, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra — Songs of Paradise (CBC, 2001)
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Mendelssohn, Felix: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture
Kazuhiro Koizuimi, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra — Songs of Paradise (CBC, 2001)
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Williams, John: Jaws: Main Theme
John Williams, London Symphony Orchestra — John Williams Greatest Hits 1969-1999 (Sony, 1999)
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Grainger, Percy: Scotch Strathspey and Reel
James Campbell, Eric Robertson, Allegri String Quartet — Stolen Gems (Marquis Classics, 2003)
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Glière, Reinhold: The Red Poppy: Russian Sailor's Song
Zdenek Macal, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra — Macal Conducts Glière (Delos, 1996)
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Wood, Henry: Fantasia on British Sea Songs
Paul Daniel, English Northern Philharmonia — Rule Britannia and Other Music from the Last Night of the Proms (Naxos, 1998)
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Traditional: Shenandoah
Richard Greene — Rogue's Gallery (Epitaph, 2008)
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Britten, Benjamin: Peter Grimes: Storm, Presto con fuoco
Vernon Handley, Ulster Orchestra — Britten: Four Sea Interludes (Chandos, 1992)
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Rubinstein, Anton: Symphony No. 2 "Ocean," IV. Allegro
Stephen Gunzenhauser, Slovak Philharmonic — Symphonies, Vol. 2 (Naxos, 2001)
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Traditional: I Want to Go Home/Sloop John B.
Johnny Cash — I Want To Go Home (Jeva, 2012)
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